Fire crews have knocked down a large fire in an apartment building in Vancouver’s West End.

Fire Chief Darrell Reid posted to social media saying a strong tactically sound command and strong firefighting resulted in the blaze being contained to the 15th floor.

There were no injuries and the cause is under investigation.

At the peak of the blaze, it was upgraded to a 3rd alarm fire.

Photos and videos posted to social media showed flames and smoke pouring from the building.

The fire was near Pacific Street, just south of the downtown core. It started around 5 p.m.

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